Tristan Harris' thoughts on ethical design and time well spent

“How do you ethically shape the thoughts and actions that will appear in a billion people’s minds today?” That’s the question Tristan Harris, a former Design Ethicist at Google, is currently trying to figure out — or at least make everyone think about when it comes to designing technology, software, advertising, and apps ethically. Harris,…

how to overcome creative roadblocks on the Smarter Searches blog

Have you ever been stuck on a project, maybe writing a blog or creating a design, where you are struggling to find inspiration? Have you had one of those days where you’ve been at work all day, but you still can’t seem to harness your creativity? It can be hard — everyone’s been there. Whether…

how to pick colors for social media on the Smarter Searches blog

Instagram is an excellent social media platform for showcasing visual content, but when you scroll through an individual’s profile, you find something more — you find that the people and businesses are telling a visual story. Here’s how you can, too. When scrolling through Instagram, one thing you might notice is that celebrities and Instagram-famous…

photo editing apps

At Smarter Searches, we love posting images on social media, specifically Instagram. But if you’ve read any of our previous blogs, you know that Instagram is so much more than it seems. If you want to play with the best of them, you have to stay on top of your photo editing skills. We’ve narrowed…

Design is the opposite of chance, it is a planned arrangement of elements, including line shape, texture, value and color. Joseph Albers said “to design is to plan, to organize, to order, to relate and to control.” Every detail of a website should be considered and all of those details should create a cohesive site that relates to…

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